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Why we strike: CUPE 3903 and the fight for dignity, equity, and job security in the neoliberal university
"York works because we do."
Following a wave of labour revolts in recent weeks by teachers and university workers in the Western world – from...more)
Interview: Avi Lewis and the leap for climate justice
Leap Manifesto co-author Avi Lewis discusses low carbon jobs and transformative change
Following his electrifying keynote at the Fight for $15 and Fairness Provincial Strategy Meeting and with just 10 minutes to...more)
Doug Ford the drug dealer: breathing life into the mythologies of race, class and crime
Attacking Ford over drugs reinforces the very system he upholds
I oppose the politics of Doug Ford. I oppose his hostility to a $15 minimum wage, the sex-ed curriculum, and...more)
Fight for $15 strategizes road to the Ontario election and beyond
The campaign will push all candidates to reflect workers demands, and continue regardless of who is elected
On March 23-24, 2018, the Fight for $15 and Fairness movement organized their third annual provincial strategy meeting to look...more)
Interview: Soaring Eagle’s Camp Toronto
Camps across the country are demanding justice for Indigenous peoples
On a Sunday afternoon, March 4, a group of Indigenous youth and allies set up the Soaring Eagle’s camp in...more)
Carleton University workers striking to protect their pensions
The strike and growing solidarity to defend pensions has pushed the administration back to the bargaining table
Around 850 administrative, technical and library workers at Carleton University began picketing at campus entrances on March 5 as they...more)
Movie review: the Death of Stalin
The film shows the absurd scapegoating under Stalin, but doesn't explain the counter-revolution that created it
There can hardly be a less likely subject for a comedy than the death of Stalin and the power struggle...more)
World history meets my lungs
Change is in the air, with a divided working class and a new generation breathing life into struggle
Human beings are cooperative, sharing and caring beings. It is our nature to work together, to solve problems and share...more)
Unite to stop hate
Join events on March 21 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
I had the opportunity to take part in a conference in London put on by Stand Up to Racism, an...more)
Review: Black Panther
When Hollywood meets afro-futurism, the results are a mix of liberation politics and mass consumption
As the excitement of Black Panther begins to dissipate, it becomes increasingly important to dissect the film with sober minds...more)
1968 and the Japanese Student Movement
Through protests and occupations, students challenged capitalist education, police brutality and imperialism
Behind the barricades, 1968 was a time when the actual and the impossible were indiscernible. From late 1950s to 1970,...more)
Interview: Hassan Diab’s fight for justice
The falsely-accused and extradited Carlton professor finally won justice, and is fighting for others
Hassan Diab is a former Carleton University professor of sociology. In 2014, Canada fulfilled France’s extradition request and sent Professor...more)
Resistance returns to Iran
While Western right-wing forces try to co-opt opposition, the people themselves have the power to change
In the last days of 2017, the western media showed pictures of protests in Iran. Hundreds took to the streets...more)
Automation: will robots take our jobs?
Fears of automation are used to discipline workers, but its our labour that creates everything including technology
Automation is coming. The punditocracy, academics and headline writers all agree: society will be upended by mass automation. Increasing the...more)
Dehors Barrette: Quebec health workers fight austerity
Petitions and protests, encouraged by left party Quebec solidaire, are challenging healthcare austerity
On January 29, at 8am, a young nurse in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Emilie Ricard, published a Facebook photo of herself...more)
Video interviews: Sid Ryan at the NDP convention
Sid Ryan discusses his history in the labour movement, the NDP convention and the Leap Manifesto
At the recent NDP convention in Ottawa, socialist.ca spoke with labour activist Sid Ryan about the trade union movement, the...more)
Taking on Tim Horton’s
Supporting Tim Hortons workers is part of putting pressure on political parties and empowering workers
On Tuesday February 13, a day before Valentine’s Day, people from across Ontario showed their love for Tim Horton’s workers...more)
Justice for Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine
Trudeau offers platitudes while denying Indigenous sovereignty
By now we are all familiar with the double tragedy surrounding 22-year old Colten Boushie, a member of the Red...more)
The spirit of Attica
A generation later, the prison rebellion is still a source of inspiration
America in 1971 was a country in the midst of massive social uprisings. The Civil Rights and Black Nationalist movements,...more)
How precarious are we?
Despite claims of capital mobility, workers still have collective power in their workplaces
New Capitalism? The Transformation of Work, by Kevin Doogan Reviewed by Peter Hogarth In a recent Rabble Podcast, former NDP...more)
International left movements meet to spark bold change in Canada
Courage to Leap panel
Over 500 people gather at Courage to Leap forum to tackle the question of how the left can win with bold demands
Radical ideas are the life raft of the modern left. A 2016 Harvard University survey published in the Washington Post...more)
Courage to LEAP
The Leap Manifesto organizers are bringing the lessons of Corbyn and Sanders to Canada
The LEAP Manifesto was developed through a participatory process in which over 60 activists including a significant number of Indigenous...more)
Alanis Obomsawin: filming Indigenous strengths
The legendary film maker has spent 50 years giving voice to Indigenous struggles
Clad completely in red to show support for “missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys and disabled”, the legendary documentary...more)
Review: American Fall by Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag continue to be a powerful and popular voice with radical politics
With a cover featuring the Oval Office covered in stacks of money in the shape of a skull, it’s not...more)
Don't buy Notley's whine
Notley wine boycott will not help workers, but neither will buying wine
Don’t believe Alberta Premier Notley when she claims she is standing up for workers and their jobs. On February 6...more)

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